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Air Date: April 17th, 2011

Network: HBO

Series Summary
Noble families in the seven kingdoms of Westeros vie for control of the Iron Throne.

Rating: TVMA

Genres: Drama, Fantasy

Episodes

ratings & reviews

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  • While the first episode is a solid and visually rich scene-setter for the tale to come, there's a lot of dry, sometimes clunky exposition to get through before the story really gets going in the fifth episode, which is far and away the best hour of Game of Thrones I've seen. Show More

  • The storytelling by executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and their writing staff is increasingly assured and judicious; the first-rate cast continues to mine the full depth of the material; and the show itself is visually commanding, especially in the hands of Alan Taylor, who directed the first two episodes of the season. Show More

  • It's a lot to digest but well worth the effort. [20 Apr - 3 May 2015, p.13] Show More

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Awards

Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Television Series - Drama
Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)
Winner Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2018)
Nominated Best Television Series - Drama
Winner Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2017)
Winner Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Winner Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Nominated Best Television Series - Drama
Winner Outstanding Drama Series
Winner Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2016)
Nominated Radio Times Audience Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Winner Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Television Series - Drama
Winner Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Winner Outstanding Drama Series
Winner Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Winner Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2014)
Nominated Outstanding Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
Nominated International
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Winner Radio Times Audience Award
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Winner Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013)
Nominated Outstanding Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Best Television Series - Drama
Winner Outstanding Action Performance By a Stunt Ensemble in a TV Series
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2012)
Nominated Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Drama Series
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series